Are you intrigued by the richness of Navajo culture manifest within magnificent original rug designs? What about authentic beautiful Navajo jewelry? Visit the 2nd Annual Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show next month and get your fix for both.
The 2nd Annual Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show is from Saturday, February 17 to Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Featuring over 200 traditional handwoven Navajo rugs, jewelry, and crafts for sale, as well as weaving demonstrations, stories, cultural teachings and raffles, the Show will offer attendees an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items while gaining deeper insight into Native culture.
The weekend will begin with a VIP preview and sale on Friday, February 16 from 5 – 8 p.m., allowing attendees an early chance to view and purchase rugs and other handcrafted items before the Show opens to the public. (Phoenix on the Cheap has reached out to the event for cost and details of the VIP preview. We’ll update this post with that information as soon as we get it.)
The Featured Weaver of this year’s Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show is Nellie Curley, who is known for incorporating cultural teachings into each of her rugs. Through her weavings, Nellie tells the Creation Story of her homelands and showcases various Navajo ceremonies in rich detail. Several of her rugs will be available for purchase at the Show.
Attendees will also have a special opportunity to watch weaving demonstrations and meet several of the weavers and artisans who’ve created the rugs and other items available for purchase.
Admission is FREE and all proceeds from rug sales will directly support the weavers. If the price tag on the original art is too high for you, no worries. Come anyway, and enjoy seeing true artists engage in their craft.
The Show takes place at The Holland Center, located at 34250 North 60th Street, Cave Creek, 85266. Parking is onsite and free.
The 2nd Annual Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show and the venue, The Holland Center, are teaming up with Adopt-A-Native-Elder, a non-profit which serves as a trusted humanitarian organization focused on delivering food, medical supplies, firewood and other forms of support to traditional Elders living on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.